Faculty of Construction
Level 1 : Full Time Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery
Level 2 : Full Time Diploma in Site Carpentry / Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery
Level 3 : Full Time - Diploma in Site Carpentry / Level 3 Diploma in Bench Joinery
Apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Level 2 and Advanced, Level 3 in both Site and Bench Joinery.
The apprenticeship in site joinery is delivered in our specialist facilities and in the workplace by highly qualified dedicated vocational staff. The qualification is a mix of practical hands on work, interactive theory classroom activities and on site evidence. Learners will study basic hand skills to be able to perfect simulated first, second fix and structural carpentry tasks in practical underpinned in technology classes, they will also be taught health & safety.
At Level 3 the Site course will include advanced roofing techniques, fitting stars with turns, manufacturing processes and sustainability and on Bench will include advanced machinery techniques, bespoke shaped manufacturing processes and sustainability
You will be required to have Grade D/Level 3 or above in English and Maths and depending on your GCSE's will study English and Maths to Level 2 alongside your qualification.
Full Time Courses
All course are assessed via multiple choice questions for theory units and practical assessments with set time scale set by City & Guilds
You will be taught by specialists in our up to date training facilities and supported and observed in the workplace by qualified assessors with a wealth of expertise in the industry.
You will attend college 1 day per week to learn the knowledge required to do your job and develop your skills. There are a number of exams at both Level 2 and Level 3.
The NVQ Diploma is achieved through the creation of a site diary including workshop evidence and supported by on-site assessments.
Based on your entry qualifications you may enter either at Level 1 or Level 2, full time progression is to the next level based on successful completion of initial, proven attendance and your capabilities during your initial course.
You’ll work as an employee or a self-employed contractor for large and small construction companies. You may work on a construction site, a client’s premises, or in your own workshop.
Depending on where you work, your day-to-day tasks may include:
Upon successful completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in either Site or Bench Joinery you can progress to the Advanced Apprenticeship.
Upon successful completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship in either Site or Bench Joinery you can progress to an HNC Level 4 or a HND Level 5 qualification.
Apprentices who follow the Site Carpentry can have a varied career working on new builds, refurbishments or in specialist areas. Bench Joinery apprentices will see a variety of wood products in production, depending upon the company.
Entry Level Programme: Skills for Life & Work
No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.
These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND).
Entry Level Programme: Skills & Employability
English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3
GCSE Re-sit Study Programme
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & maths assessment.
Vocational Level 1 Programme
English & maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.
Vocational Level 2 Programme
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both maths and English. English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.
Vocational Level 3 Programme
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including maths and English) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English
You can apply for all our courses by choosing the Apply Now button, which appears once you have chosen the area you are interested in.
You can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies or register your interest in an Apprenticeship sector as follows -
To register your interest - https://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeships/
To apply for a vacancy - https://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits.Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.
Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.
This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.
Title: Carpentry and Joinery
Attendance Options: Apprenticeship, Full Time, Part Time, Traineeship
Delivery Method: Face-to-face